This weekend I am remembering the events of September 11th and all the events that occurred afterwards.  I don’t have any words of wisdom to share on this somber weekend of remembrance.

Instead I share a photo from the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Visiting the memorial of the USS Arizona is a moving experience.  While we stood on the platform floating in the middle of the harbor, everyone on that trip took a few quiet moments to look up at this flag.  It was such a quiet moment that the only thing you could hear was the flapping of the flag in the wind and the water lapping against the platform.

Although the events of Pearl Harbor happened many years before 9/11, as I stood there watching that flag and reflecting on what it means for me, my family, and the people standing around me, I couldn’t help but think of other events in our history and other flags that are flying all over the United States.

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  1. 1

    Well said.


  2. 2

    Nice reflection and thoughts.

  3. 3

    Great picture. I love how the sun seems to know exactly how to shine to illuminate the flag.

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    we are with you, in these days and moments of thoughts. we are very close to all happend to our american friends, as you might know about the important role the USA played in our history here in Berlin/Germany.
    best regards, thomas


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